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Vaio duo 11 please help...!!!!

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    Vaio duo 11 please help...!!!!


    My ex wife (Chinese) gave my daughter a Sony Vaio Duo 11, it is all in Chinese and for the life of me i cannot change it to English. I have tried a factory recovery, Still comes up in chinese, i have tried changing the language and nothing is available for download. I tried installing language packs but all failed with one reason or other.

    Does anyone have the Recovery Media in English for this machine, I have purchased a Windows 8 Pro Full edition to install but obviously will not contain all the duo 11 drivers and Vaio care files. But I guess I can use the Registration Key with no problems. (I hope)

    So far I have wasted 4 days trying to do this, and everything is still in Chinese, the model number is SVD112A1ST.

    If anyone can help i'd be eternally gratefull or even willing to purchase and pay expenses, Sony havent answered any emails, No Surprise there. So at the moment I am totally stuck. makes a nice coaster though.


    Thanks for reading,


    Regards,


    Kyle.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hello Kyle2007,

    Sounds like you may have a single language edition of Windows 8. If so, you will need to upgrade via Windows 8 Pro Pack to be able to install additional languages. Here are two references that will help you along the way. At last glance, I think the Pro Pack Upgrade was around $99 USD.

    What Are Some Limitations of Upgrading from Windows 8 Single Language? - Computers - Tutorials

    Add features - Microsoft Windows

    Good luck.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can make a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


    warning   Warning
    I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    For SONY.
    Click image for larger version
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

    https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answer...5,66/related/1

    The SONY Recovery Disks may let you reinstall in English.
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    The SONY Recovery Disks may let you reinstall in English.
    Hi Thoeg,

    Now, that would be a very interesting alternative if it works.
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